Thursday, June 09, 2011

Should we sing "Happy Birthday" during Mass?

Answer here

1 comment:

  1. To answer a question with a question:

    Would you sing Happy Birthday to someone while at the foot of the cross of Jesus?

    Regardless of your answer, it is exactly the same thing. That is if the Church is correct on her teaching about what the Mass is.

    "Unfortunately, alongside these lights, there are also shadows. In some places the practice of Eucharistic adoration has been almost completely abandoned. In various parts of the Church abuses have occurred, leading to confusion with regard to sound faith and Catholic doctrine concerning this wonderful sacrament. At times one encounters an extremely reductive understanding of the Eucharistic mystery. Stripped of its sacrificial meaning, it is celebrated as if it were simply a fraternal banquet." (Blessed John Paul II's Encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, paragraph 10)

    "Therefore no other person, even if he be a priest, may add, remove, or change anything in the liturgy on his own authority. (Sacrosanctum Concilium, Vatican II Constitution on Sacred Liturgy, paragraph 22, #3)